Asian Migrations and Diasporas History and Memory Map
User’s Guide

Welcome to the Asian Migrations Map !
If you don’t know what this is about, you can have a look here : Asian Migrations Map
This tool has been created in order to share exhaustive information about the Asian communities around the world, their stories, histories, memories and family narratives. The map aims for a different approach on both artistic and scientific productions. We believe that geography gives a more concrete feeling of either past places and present activities and groups. We also encourage audio narratives and testimonies to embody, as much as possible, this shared heritage.

The main language for the project is English as the more inclusive language today, but we also encourage contributions from any other language (in that case with a transcription).
This is a work in progress, some design changes can be made. Please do not hesitate to give feedback.

Use the form here to contribute : Add your own note/story
If you want to know more, you can contact me.

Julien Le Hoangan. Ph.D. in sociology. Vietnamese Diasporas, Migrations and Memory.

Browse Data

The map is divided into different categories or layers. You can activate/deactivate the layers to filter the information you want to display.

History of Migration (1850-2000)

This category is related to information about the history of migration, from colonial times to post-sovietic mobilities (until 2000).
Refugee Camp Working camp

Memory sites and Exhibitions

Exhibition Memory site or museum (Memorial / Plaque )

Family migrations narratives



This category is related to information about the communities such as collective and associations.
Collective or Association Market or Commercial Activity

Contemporary Migration (after 2000)

This category is related to information about contemporary migration routes, places and activities.
Migrant / Transit camp

Art and Artists

These layers refer to cultural productions. The idea is to refer a book or piece of art when they mention a geographical place and when possible copy/record the paragraph or part that mention it.
Any original contribution is also warmly welcomed!Movie Music Book (novel/fiction/poetry…)





Filter data

In the textbox you can filter data with key words and characters used in notes’ titles.
By community/origin of migration:
Cambodia -k
China -c
Indonesia -i
Laos -l
Malaysia -m
Thailand -t
Vietnam -v
By type of resource:
Article ; Book ; Exhibition ; Memorial ; Music ; Podcast ;
By type of info :
@ for people * for collectives, associations $ for economic activity [ for ongoing research
– By year / decade:
type three first figures of decade : “195” for 1950’s ; “196” for 1960’s or “200” for 2000’s and “201” for 2010’s…
– By langage of source (hyphen+two letters) :
(EN) for English / (FR) for French / (DE) for German / (VN) for Vietnamese / (CZ) for Czech …
How to contribute to Family narrative
Name :
Option 1 : “Kevin Nguyen’s history 1955 (EN)” Or
Options 2: whatever title you give + name/ pseudonym or anonymous:
ex: “My grandma’s journey to France 1956, Mai Phuong (FR)”
“My father’s story to US, anonymous (EN)”
It can be anonymous.
It can be written and/or voice recorded (recommended).
MP3 file only.
Year of migration (departure)
Langage as follows (FR) for French (EN) for English, etc…
If you don’t know how to write/record your story, you can contact me and I will be pleased to help you do it.

How to format your note (advanced)

# title 1
## title 2
### title 3
[[|link text]]
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To contribute, you can fill the form here

Explorations des (re)constructions identitaires, mémorielles et culturelles post-coloniales et post-migratoires | Post-colonial and post-migration explorations of identity, memory and cultural (re)constructions .

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